I really enjoeyd the episode and it is a hard one to forget, but I was exceptionally upse t with Phillip's departure. It seemed inevtiable that he was going especially whn the idols were found but I thought that they would target somebody from that alliance who was a bigger threat. Phillip might have been smart, but he would not win even if here he somehow makes it to the end, because bitter people don't like him.
It would have been smarter for them to target Andrea (thankfully they didn't!) or Cochran or a bigger threat, in my opinion.
It was a good move, but it is unlikely to have a big impact on the rest of the season.